Updated info is starting to come in for our 2022 Gathering which will offer a combination of in-person and virtual content.  Visit the conference hub here: https://www.farmfolk.org/general-conference-info/ and make sure you’re signed up for our email list for the most current updates.

News and Updates

FARM Announces 2022 Keynote Speaker

FARM Announces 2022 Keynote Speaker

We are thrilled to announce that GRAMMY Award Winner, two-time EMMY Nominee and 2020 U.S. Artists Fellow Dom Flemons will be delivering this year's Keynote Address at our conference on Saturday, October 22! Flemons, also known as The American Songster®, is a...

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FARM Welcomes Ellen Stanley

FARM Welcomes Ellen Stanley

All of us at FARM would like to welcome Ellen Stanley to our team. Ellen will assist Annie Capps in presenting our conference this coming October in Lisle-Naperville, Illinois. Following our Gathering, Ellen will assume the role of Conference Director. Minneapolis...

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Official Showcase Submissions Open

Official Showcase Submissions Open

Today is the day we open the door to Official Showcase Submissions for our 2022 Gathering. One of the main events at our annual conference, FARM features 14 Official Showcase Artists, split between Friday and Saturday evenings. The submission process is simple and...

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Showcases Every Night

FARM offers a variety of showcase opportunities from the Official juried showcases to late night Private Showcasing, Midwest Radio Presents, Open Mics & our popular Performance Lane.

Keynote Address

Our Keynote Address this year will be delivered by the incomparable, Reverend Robert Jones, Sr. Robert is an inspirational singer, songwriter, storyteller and self-taught award-winning multi-instrumentalist.

Workshops & Panels

Join us for a diverse line-up of workshops and panels, on topics that address the changing face of the independent music business, as well as performance and instrument techniques.

Community

From impromptu conversations in the hall or elevator, to late night jamming and song swaps and chats over a meal, it’s all about making connections!

FARM Mission Statement

Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM) is a regional chapter of Folk Alliance International (FAI). Our purposes are to promote traditional, contemporary and multi-cultural folk music and dance and related performing arts in our region, hold an annual regional conference, represent the interests of our members to FAI and carry out such other projects as are of benefit to FAI members in the Midwest.

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